THINKFilm has picked upNorth American rights from The Film Sales Company to Francesco Cabras andAlberto Molinari's documentary The Big Question and plans an Easter 2006 release.
Shot in English and Italianduring the filming of Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, the picture explores beliefs about the nature ofdivinity through interviews with the cast and crew of The Passion including Gibson, Monica Bellucci, and Jim Caviezel.
"The film is somewhatsurreal in that it depicts 21st century men and women talking about God andfaith against the backdrops and in the costume of events that transpired over2000 years ago," Film Sales Company head Andrew Herwitz said.
Herwitz negotiated the dealon behalf of the filmmakers with Daniel Katz and Richard Rapakowski on behalfof THINKFilm.
Frank Mannion's Swipe Filmshas picked up all UK rights to The Big Question and plans a spring 2006 release in the UK andIreland.